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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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Beyond expectation in all ways, culture, food, architecture, and a guide that was simply perfect and a credit to the company
Seeing the wonderful cities and the pleasurable cycling combined with a guide second to none
It would not be possible to find a better guide. Marinella was attentive, had a great knowledge of history and culture and a great sense of humour
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Wonderful scenery, historic towns, lovely food food and wine and a great tour leader.
Cycling along the Adriatic coast
Mariella was fantastic - very knowledgeable about the area, had a great sense of humour, and went out of her way to make the trip special for everyone. She even organised a toast for our anniversary. The guided tours were also a bonus.
Watch out for loose gravel and potholes
The terrain is not too challenging and should be suitable for cyclists of most levels
It was with some trepidation that my wife and I joined this guided tour. Not only was it the first time we have participated in an organised group tour, it also involved some serious cycling. We need not have worried. Our tour guide, Marinella, was superb in ensuring that everyone had the best possible time throughout the week's tour. Puglia was a gorgeous region to tour, with many beaches and a variety of sights. The accommodation was very good with the highlight being the overnight stay at the renovated monastery near Avantrana. Our group was a mix of nationalities and a significant bonus was the opportunity to engage with these people and learn a little about them and their home countries. The cycling varied from 45 to 70+ km each day, which both my wife and I found manageable. We had both done a reasonable amount of preparation, which was extremely helpful.
We encountered some heavy rain on day 2 of the tour. It really belted down during the last hour of the ride. When we arrived at our overnight stay I was having a bit of a grizzle about the wet weather to one of the other riders, Chris, from New Zealand. She said that when the rain was at its heaviest she was having a laugh! She was participating doing something she enjoyed, and yes, the conditions weren't ideal, but she had many friends back home who would be tucked up in front of the fire, but she was getting out and about. An inspirational moment for me!
Marinella fulfilled her group leader role with flying colours. She loves Puglia, knows it well, and was passionate about sharing her knowledge. She worked extremely hard at making everyone feel part of the group by suggesting places to eat at night, and also through organising our lunch each day. The group was a large one, and I felt that she should have had an extra support person who could have ridden with the group. We had a back up vehicle but it was not always possible for it to follow the group. If there was a mechanical issue, (and there were a few), Marinella would have to back track and attempt to remedy it.
Do your preparation on the bike. The distances are not huge, but it's constant each day. Although the route is mainly flat there are some hilly sections.
September was a very good time to do the tour. Overall the weather was very good. Hot enough to stop for a swim most days, but not too hot to ride.
No, a quality local hire bike is included in the overall price of this cycling holiday.
If you prefer the familiarity of your own bike, you may of course bring it along. A discount of GBP90 will apply if you do so.
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With so much to see and do in the world we know how hard it is to settle just on one destination.
MWV (Cycling Puglia & Matera) can be combined with MWO (Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast) but we recommend doing the MWO trip first for the transport logistics between the two destinations to work.
After the Cycle Cilento & the Amalfi Coast trip (MWO) you will need to travel from Naples to Matera. You can reach Naples with the group departure transfer or independently at the end of your trip. Once in Naples, we recommend taking the bus service operated by Marino Autolinee http://www.marinobus.it/, which departs Naples station 3 to 4 times a day. The journey to Matera takes approximately 4 hours. Once in Matera, you will need to make your way to the start hotel of MWV located in the city centre (either by bus or taxi). In Matera, you will need to stay at a hotel for one night before the next trip starts (you can book this independently or through our sales team). You will then join the MWV group the following morning (Sunday).
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